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anti-snap stance is anti-consumer
  • I’m of the same opinion as you. I tried to understand why OP has said opinion (that’s why I posted here and engaged with them). Thank you for positively adding to the conversation.

  • Parents with bilingual children, how did you do it?

    Although I mention parents specifically in the title, this isn’t just for parents to respond.

    My wife and I are trying to raise our child to be bilingual (English and Portuguese). Currently we’re both speaking a bit of both to our child and when they eventually go to school we’ll speak more Portuguese as they’ll be exposed to English everywhere else.

    Is this a good approach or is there something we can do better?

    anti-snap stance is anti-consumer
  • Did you look at the timestamps? I posted my question here before this particular response from the OP. I asked the question on Lemmy out of interest and wanting to get a wider perspective.

    I also engaged with the OP on the thread so that I can get their perspective on their stance.

  • anti-snap stance is anti-consumer
    • The initial post was on ! and I cross posted to !
    • I have been following the thread on Mastodon but wanted the opinion of others (on Lemmy). I engaged with the OP to try and understand their perspective on this as well.
  • Are business cards still a thing?

    Do people still hand out physical business cards at events or is it all digital now?

    i should have asked before ordering 50, lol


    Thank you for all the replies, I’ve got the answer I need but I’ll add some more information just in case anyone wants to know.

    • I’m based in Europe and not Japan
    • I’m working as a videographer and trying to build a film company
    • I plan on doing more event coverage so I’ll bring them with to quickly hand out my contact details.
    • The card has the following: Busines name, my name, phone number, email, and website.
    • I had thought about adding my social media but couldn’t find a nice way to do it that matched the rest of the card.

    EDIT 2: just now realised I didn’t complete the last sentence of the last bullet point

    Gnome extension on KDE?
  • I tried contacting support to get it fixed from their side (haven't followed up recently). The issue they noted from my logs was the following:

    2024-02-29 02:00:12.809995 [AUDIT] [main] ActivityTracker.cpp:923 (START_IGNORED) Unable to start tracking project(2730068) due to Screenshots data consent/permission.

    In the app, you need to enable permission for tracking (see screenshot). For some reason, this permission isn't granted "correctly" on Wayland which means it won't let me track time. At least that's how I understand it.

  • Gnome extension on KDE?
  • Pretty much. My company has it set to track the following:

    • Periodic screenshots
    • Mouse and keyboard activity
    • Apps used
    • URLs visited

    All of this is combined to determine how active you were (as a percentage), you can then try and determine how much time was spent on productive vs non-productive work. However, we use it as a glorified timesheet.

  • Gnome extension on KDE?

    I know the title sounds a little strange but hear me out. The time tracking software I use for work doesn’t work on Wayland, unless I’m using Gnome as my DE. They have an extension that allows it to work in this case. Personally, I don’t enjoy Gnome on my desktop (I use it on my laptop). Is there a way for me to get the functionality that this extension provides on KDE so that I can use Wayland on my desktop as well?

    Time tracking software:


    Linux install script:


    EDIT: I have included more files in the codeberg repo. I hope this helps.

    anti-snap stance is anti-consumer

    cross-posted from:

    > The title is a quote from Mastodon. I’ve always seen dislike towards snap so I was taken back when I saw this stance. The person who wrote this was referring to Tuxedo Laptops. > > What are your thoughts on this? > > EDIT: > > Here’s the original comment:

    anti-snap stance is anti-consumer

    The title is a quote from Mastodon. I’ve always seen dislike towards snap so I was taken back when I saw this stance. The person who wrote this was referring to Tuxedo Laptops.

    What are your thoughts on this?


    Here’s the original comment:

    EDIT 2:

    Some clarification for those accusing me of not following the thread or being disingenuous.

    > Didn't bother to follow the thread? > >

    I posted my question here before this particular response from the OP. I asked the question on Lemmy out of interest and wanting to get a wider perspective. I also engaged with the OP on the thread so that I can get their perspective on their stance.

    How much does a pint cost at your local?

    €5.80 isn’t that bad for Dublin

    EDIT: I keep reading this wrong, it’s €6.60 for a pint of Guinness

    Gaming vs Regular Distros

    TL;DR: Is there really a performance benefit to a gaming distro over a regular distro? Or is it more of a “this is the least work” to get setup?


    I run EndeavourOS on my desktop and haven’t had any issues with performance. I just like playing with new things and learning from the experience.

    I’ve seen loads of people recommending Bazzite as a gaming distro for various reasons. It’s gotten to the point that I installed it on a second SSD to do my own testing but I’d still like to see others perspective.

    From my research, there doesn’t seem to be that much performance to be gained (generally speaking). I’ll be testing this on my own hardware but is this generally true?

    I think a big draw (especially for new users) would be that these distros would require very minimal work to get up and running into a game.

    I think the TL;DR at the top best describes my question. I’ve just been thinking about this and haven’t been sure how to express it in a clear manner for others to understand. Also, this video got me thinking more.


    Glad to see that I’m not alone in my thinking. Biggest benefit of a “gaming distro” is the convenience of having everything setup and there is no real performance difference.

    Is it difficult to build a web app for Lemmy?

    Context, I’ve got some web dev experience but it’s all self taught from enjoying it as a hobby. Personally, the design aspect is probably worse for me.

    I’ve been toying with the idea of trying to do something with the Lemmy API (even if it’s never shared publicly) but I’ve seen a handful of people complain about the API, is it really that bad?

    I’d probably use React if I did do something.

    EDIT: This is a prototype design I came up with, I'll play around with the API and see what I can do. I think that it could be a fun project, thanks for all the help!

    Post Card:


    Why don't more websites/services offer 2FA?

    I've been going through updating all of my accounts (passwords, 2FA, etc.), and I've noticed that there are a lot of sites that don't offer any form of MFA.

    I can understand smaller services that might not have the bandwidth, but surely larger organisations are able to get this setup?

    Meta AI Intergration - Right to Object

    Has anyone outside the EU/UK recieved a response from the right to object form? I've heard that people outside of the EU/UK aren't getting responses with their wishes being honoured.

    How do you backup 2FA setup codes/QR codes?

    After everything that has happened with Raivo over the last few days it’s reminded me that I need to go through my accounts with 2FA enabled.

    However, how do others keep things organised? My main 2FA app is Proton Pass but I’ll be adding Ente Auth as a backup alongside my Yubikey. In the past I saved a copy of the QR codes when setting up 2FA but I’d occasionally forget to save new ones.

    Does anyone have a good system for saving either the QR code or setup code (not actually sure what it’s called) for future use?

    EDIT: the code I’m referring to is the initial secret code used to setup the 2FA

    Final Edit: I’ve settled on saving the QR codes into a folder that is setup as a git repo.

    [SOLVED] How would you tag this?

    I’m referring to the advertising/digital display. I thought of using man_made=advertising + advertising=* but not of the examples on the wiki seemed to match very well.


    I feel like an idiot for missing this but I found advertising=screen (1) after posting this

    EDIT 2: Fixed the examples link

    “The Spark” - The Kabin Studio

    Absolute banger, fair play to them!

    [HELP] /efi fails to mount


    I updated my system last night (EndeavourOS) and it looks like the kernal didn't update correctly. When I restarted the system and entered my password for the encrypted drive, I get an error:

    [FAILED] Failed to mount /efi See 'systemctl status efi.mount` for details.

    I can't remember the commands I used last night but I was able to check the version of the kernel I am using currently - uname -r I believe - and what is installed. There was a difference in versions.

    Trying to fix the problem:

    I attempted to chroot into the system via a live USB - tutourial, arch bbs & arch wiki.

    However, when trying to mount the drive (/dev/sda2) I get an error message: mount: /rescue: unknown filesystem type 'crypto_LIKS'. I tried using cryptsetup luksOpen' and 'udisksctl unlock -b' but both return a similar error saying it is not an encrypted device. See fdisk -l results below:

    ``` [liveuser@eos-2024.04.20 ~]$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 238.47 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors Disk model: TOSHIBA KSG60ZMV Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: FC41E181-15E3-4444-8240-E68D52AFD07E

    Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 4096 2052095 2048000 1000M EFI System /dev/sda2 2052096 481648511 479596416 228.7G Linux filesystem /dev/sda3 481648512 500103449 18454938 8.8G Linux filesystem

    Disk /dev/sdb: 57.3 GiB, 61524148224 bytes, 120164352 sectors Disk model: SanDisk 3.2Gen1 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x7498467c

    Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdb1 * 64 5249887 5249824 2.5G 0 Empty /dev/sdb2 5249888 5575519 325632 159M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

    Disk /dev/loop0: 2.35 GiB, 2520530944 bytes, 4922912 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes ```

    Snapper Snapshots:

    I recently setup snapshots with Snapper since I'm using BTRFS. From what I understand, I can just roll back my system to before the system update (it takes a snapshot before and after installing anything) but I got confused on how to do that last night - troubleshooting at 2AM with a lack of sleep will do that...

    What is the best way forward? I'm happy to provide more information if it helps.

    EDIT: Output of lsblk

    [liveuser@eos-2024.04.20 ~]$ lsblk -f NAME FSTYPE FSVER LABEL UUID FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS loop0 squashfs 4.0 0 100% /run/archiso/airootfs sda ├─sda1 vfat FAT32 0BC7-CF22 ├─sda2 crypto_LUKS 2 5c6d5430-3706-48e8-bffb-f680d8c19dda └─sda3 crypto_LUKS 2 81a912d5-fb81-40ed-a60f-0af27314b661 sdb iso9660 Joliet Extension EOS_202404 2024-04-20-15-57-10-00 ├─sdb1 iso9660 Joliet Extension EOS_202404 2024-04-20-15-57-10-00 0 100% /run/archiso/bootmnt └─sdb2 vfat FAT16 ARCHISO_EFI 7156-9697

    EDIT 2:

    [liveuser@eos-2024.04.20 ~]$ lsblk -a NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS loop0 7:0 0 2.3G 1 loop /run/archiso/airootfs sda 8:0 0 238.5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1000M 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 228.7G 0 part └─sda3 8:3 0 8.8G 0 part sdb 8:16 1 57.3G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 1 2.5G 0 part /run/archiso/bootmnt └─sdb2 8:18 1 159M 0 part ```

    /etc/fstab: static file system information.

    Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may

    be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if

    disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).

    <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

    UUID=0BC7-CF22 /efi vfat fmask=0137,dmask=0027 0 2 /dev/mapper/luks-5c6d5430-3706-48e8-bffb-f680d8c19dda / btrfs subvol=/@,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 /dev/mapper/luks-5c6d5430-3706-48e8-bffb-f680d8c19dda /home btrfs subvol=/@home,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 /dev/mapper/luks-5c6d5430-3706-48e8-bffb-f680d8c19dda /var/cache btrfs subvol=/@cache,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 /dev/mapper/luks-5c6d5430-3706-48e8-bffb-f680d8c19dda /var/log btrfs subvol=/@log,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 /dev/mapper/luks-81a912d5-fb81-40ed-a60f-0af27314b661 swap swap defaults 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 ``` EDIT 3:

    I think I have fixed it. I have chrooted and am busy running sudo pacman -Syu

    EDIT 4: /efi still fails to mount.

    Baby Monitor vs Security Camera

    My wife and I have just recently had our first child and I'm looking at getting a decent baby monitor (or security camera) setup.

    Our place is not very big at all (think a studio with a separate bedroom/bathroom). I was given a cheap security camera to use for now but I want to start planning for when we move into a bigger apartment (security cameras) and a generally better system for monitoring our baby when we are in another room and cannot hear.

    Should I invest in a baby monitor now or would it be better to invest in a decent security camera system instead?

    I'm based in the EU and am quite tech-savvy so I don't have a problem setting things up myself if it means a better system.

    Where to "practice Linux" terminal commands

    I've been using Linux for about 7 months now and have become a lot more comfortable using the terminal but I feel like there is more that I can learn.

    Most of my work is done in a browser or DaVinci Resolve. I do try to use the terminal where possible but it's limited due to my workflow.

    Are there any interactive sites where I can practice/learn the terminal? I'm going through Linux Survival at the moment.

    EDIT: I forgot to add some important details.

    I don't have a massive need for the terminal for my current workflow but I think it is important to know (looks good for any future job applications as well) and expand your knowledge on things that interest you when possible.

    In the future, I hope to have a home lab/NAS running Linux. I will most likely SSH into that and I'd like to deal with any issues via the terminal.

    I use Arch btw (technically EndeavourOS)

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